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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A FAMILLE-VERTE 'CRABAPPLE' MONTH CUP KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE JUNKUNC COLLECTION

A FAMILLE-VERTE 'CRABAPPLE' MONTH CUP KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A FAMILLE-VERTE 'CRABAPPLE' MONTH CUP KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD
finely potted with steep gently flaring sides rising from a short foot, the exterior delicately enameled with red crabapple buds, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem reading qing xiang he su yu, jia se chu qing yan ('the fragrance blends with the flavor of evening rain; the beautiful color stands out in clear weather like in mist'), followed by a seal mark reading shang ('to appreciate'), the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle 
Diameter 2 5/8  in., 6.7 cm 
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Provenance

Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978). 

Catalogue Note

Among the celebrated set of finely enameled wine cups representing the twelve months of the year, those painted with crabapple represent the fifth month. A similar cup in from the Avery Brundage Collection in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco is illustrated in René-Yvon Lefebvre d’Argencé, Chinese Ceramics in the Avery Brundage Collection, San Francisco, 1967, pl. LXVIIc. Other examples with the same decoration, palette and bearing Kangxi reign marks include one from the Edward T. Chow Collection that sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 25th November 1980, lot 148, and another from the collection of Sir Harry Garner that sold first in our London rooms, 25th March 1975, lot 267, and more recently in our Hong Kong rooms, 7th October 2015, lot 3703.

Complete sets of month cups are therefore extremely rare. A full set of month cups in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Kangxi. Yongzheng. Qianlong. Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 65, pl. 48.

Important Chinese Art

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